A WORCESTERSHIRE pace trio are all fit to play a full part in the pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi.

Josh Tongue (ankle), Charlie Morris (side strain) and George Scrimshaw (back) flew out today with their team-mates for the 11-day training camp.

Seamer Tongue enjoyed a successful first season of senior cricket last summer with 47 County Championship wickets He was named in the ECB Pace Programme squad for the winter but got promoted to England Lions.

Tongue joined the training camp in Australia before returning to Blackfinch New Road due to an ankle problem.

He had successful surgery and has resumed bowling.

Scrimshaw made his first-team breakthrough during 2017 in the T20 Blast and after surgery on his back problem in September has been part of the pace programme.

Morris has been away for the winter playing grade cricket in Australia for Tuggeranong Valley and ACT Comets.

Ben Davies, the County’s head of sports science and medicine, said: “George is going to be fit to bowl off his long run and take a full part in the tour which is really good news for us.

“That is what we were hoping for and he is perfectly on schedule.

“Josh will take a full part on the tour after his ankle operation.

“Everything is going well. He is bowling off his full run. He bowled about 10 overs last week and is building up his bowling again this week.

“Charlie, who returned from Australia with a side strain, is also fully fit so it’s all good news.

“We’ve got all the bowlers taking a full part in the tour and they should be fit for the start of the season.”